Company: New York Medical College
Location: Eastchester, New York, United States
Robert Lerner, Internist at New York Medical College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in hematology, thrombosis and haemostasis.
Dr. Lerner chose the specialty of hematology due to his medical mentors, such as Dr. Louis Thomas who wrote The Notes of a Biology Watcher. Having recently retired, he can reflect on a career helping people through medicine and training future generations of medical professionals. He began teaching at the New York Medical College in 1961 and in his time, gained tenure, acted as chairman and served as the chief of hematology. Prior to joining this institution, Dr. Lerner was a teaching assistant at the New York University School of Medicine and an attending physician at Metropolitan Hospital and Lenox Hill Hospital. In 2017, he was honored by New York Medical College for his 50 years of service. In 1971, Dr. Lerner received a Research Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Health.
In addition to serving as a teaching assistant at NYU, Dr. Lerner received an MD from the school in 1960. He became certified in hematology, internal medicine and medical oncology through the American Board of Internal Medicine. To continue honing his medical skills and abilities, he interned and completed a residency at Bellevue Hospital. Following this, he completed a residency at the Moses Division of the Montefiore Medical Center and at the LAC + USC Medical Center. In 1967, he was a fellow of the LAC + USC Medical Center. Throughout his career, he maintained professional affiliation with the Westchester County Medical Society, the Society for the Study of Blood, the American Society of Hematology and a variety of other organizations. Dr. Lerner is most proud of a paper he wrote during his fellowship called Treatment of Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura. His paper set the standard of care for the next 20 years.
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